Cover photo for Rose Wald's Obituary
Rose Wald Profile Photo
1925 Rose 2021

Rose Wald

March 27, 1925 — March 31, 2021

Rose Wald, 96, of DeWitt, died March 31st, 2021, at home in the Oaks at Menorah Park, where she lived for the past four years. Rose was born on March 27th, 1925 on the Lower East Side in New York City to Samuel and Anna Kreiger, who had immigrated from Lithuania. She was the youngest of six siblings.

Rose grew up in the Bronx. She met her future husband, Nathan Wald, in 1942. She graduated from James Monroe High School in 1943, and they married in 1945. They later moved to Far Rockaway and then Forest Hills, Queens. Rose loved to read, and after raising her three children, she worked at the Queens Public Library. When children's books were discarded, she occasionally took them home for her grandchildren to enjoy. Her family was everything to her.

Rose loved traveling, and went to many different countries with her husband before he passed away in 1988. Before moving to DeWitt, she split her time between Forest Hills and West Palm Beach, Florida, where she enjoyed the sun and sitting by the pool. While living at the Oaks, her favorite activities were attending the Klezmer band concerts, Shabbat services, and programs with Rabbi Shore. She always had a kind word for everyone. “Just be well” were her usual parting words. Above all else, she loved visits with her children and grandchildren.

Rose was predeceased by her son, Eli Wald, and her husband, Nathan Wald. She is survived by her daughter, Shelley Werner (Ken); son, Jody Wald (Susan); grandchildren, Kate Werner, Nathan Wald (Mary), Ben Werner (Stacey), Jessica Wald, and Corey Wald (Shira); and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the compassionate staff and volunteers at the Oaks who enriched the last years of Rose’s life, as well as her caring aide, Gloria Mullings-Antoine, Rabbi Evan Shore, all those that led Shabbat Services every week, the staff at Hospice, and especially Rose’s Hospice RN, Dawn.

Private graveside services and burial took place at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Central New York and of the Finger Lakes, Liverpool, NY.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rose Wald, please visit our flower store.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree